211 Placer launches to provide information
July 1 will mark the launch of 211 Placer, the new information and referral system in Placer County. 211 Placer is a free, confidential, multilingual information line and website that connects people with the services and resources in their community.
Fire protection services town hall
County residents are encouraged to attend a virtual town hall meeting with two members of the Placer County Board of Supervisors and the County Fire Chief to discuss wildfire preparations and fire protection services as we move into the height of fire season.
Audit Committee gives county an A rating
Placer County’s accounting and auditing processes have been given a clean bill of health from the Placer County Audit Committee. During this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Audit Committee Chair Wayne Nader reported that the committee found the county’s system of internal controls to be in place and operating effectively.
Electric buses and trail improvements coming Tahoe
Electric buses will be purchased and operating within the next three years to serve residents in eastern Placer as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide more achievable housing.
State orders several business to close in Placer
In response to the increasing spread of COVID-19, State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell today issued an order for several businesses in Placer County to either close or eliminate indoor operations starting Sunday, July 12.
Board approves CAL FIRE contract renewal
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution today authorizing a $13.6 million CAL FIRE contract, which includes first-time funding for a new fire marshal and provides fire service and medical response to nearly one-third of the county.
Truckee River alcohol ban through Oct. 15
Addressing health and safety concerns resulting from a recent increase in activity along the Truckee River, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to temporarily extend an alcohol ban on the Truckee River until Oct. 15.
CARES Act funding
Beginning Aug. 25, eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations in Placer County can begin applying for Placer Shares grant funding to offset impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting state shutdown order.
Unsolicited seed warning
Placer County’s Agriculture Commissioner is warning residents to not open or plant unsolicited seeds received through the U.S. postal service.
Alcohol ban approved for Placer campus
At its July 28 meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved adding a restriction to county code that will ban alcohol at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn.
Rebate program for Tahoe lodging
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a new transient occupancy tax rebate program Monday intended to spur investment in lodging projects in North Lake Tahoe.
New plan seeks to reduce traffic
Prioritizing transportation mobility around North Lake Tahoe, Placer County is seeking community feedback on a draft transportation plan for the “Resort Triangle” area, which connects the North Lake Tahoe area of Placer County and Interstate 80.
Public Health encourages routine immunizations
Though the back-to-school transition may look different in many ways this year, one thing shouldn’t change: Getting routine shots. “Even if kids won’t be physically attending school at the beginning of the year, it’s still very important that they don’t fall behind on immunization schedules,” said Public Health Program Manager Michael Romero.